Served with a side of Pie

In 2017, Boards of Directors have even more responsibility in terms of transparency, accountability and qualifying program goals. Understanding the organization’s financial complexities is no longer the sole responsibility of the Treasurer or VP of Finance. Often the Board members glaze over when the Finance Director provides the financial report. We get it. Spreadsheets and […]

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Is Your Board an Accident Waiting to Happen?

Nonprofits have incredibly talented and compassionate professionals on their board of directors. These resources are energetic, committed to the mission, and dedicated to the success of the organization. Unfortunately, resources are often limited to provide critical training. In 2014, GuideStar and the Stanford Graduate School of Business conducted a study which surveyed over 900 directors […]

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How to Adapt Your Recruitment During Fast Business Growth

Small Businesses face recruitment challenges when in expansion mode. According to LinkedIn, Small, and Medium-Sized Business Recruiting Trends 2017 Report, this upcoming year is projected to be a high growth year for over half of all small businesses. Despite these increased goals for recruitment, HR teams are not projected to grow. Recruitment teams will have […]

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Increase Your Employee Engagement in 3 Steps

It’s the end of the year – did you have high employee retention? In this competitive talent market, companies are seeking ways to increase employee retention and engagement. They are rethinking the way they recruit, retain, and develop their staff. Succession planning is also a concern, as the average tenure of millennials (aged 25-34) is […]

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Dept of Labor: Updated Overtime Rules

The DOL is implementing new overtime/exempt employee rules beginning December 1, 2017. The new rules strengthen overtime protections to millions of workers who will no longer rely on the application of duties test. Key Provisions of the Final Rule: 1) The increased standard salary level is $913 per week ($47,476 annually). If a salaried employee […]

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The Right People on the Bus? It’s Not That Simple.

The Right People on the Bus? It’s Not That Simple. As a Business Owner, you’ve likely heard that having the right talent on your team, is key to success in business. While there is truth in this analogy, it isn’t as simple as showing the traveler to their seats and buckling them in. Seating the […]

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NonProfit Guide to New Overtime Law

Effective December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor ruled in favor of a new overtime law to “ensure that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) intended overtime protections are fully implemented, and it provides greater clarity for white collar workers and their employers, including non-profit organizations.” Our team of CFO’s worked alongside legal counsel specializing […]

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Valuing a Company: How Knowing Your Business Value Can Boost Your Growth

“How big is your company?” When you ask the CEO of a public company this question, odds are they will respond with their business’ market capitalization, or value. Ask an owner of a privately held business the same question and you’re sure to get a very different answer. Usually, it’s sales, the number of employees, […]

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New Overtime Rule: 5 Key Considerations

Making rules is hard. Addressing the compensation and labor rules in our Country is long overdue. Fair and equitable compensation for our skilled workforce is also long overdue. However, the new wage threshold and overtime law is a financially significant change that will result in some possible pain points for companies, working hard to protect […]

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Financial Controller vs. Part-Time CFO for Small Business

Managing the finances of a small business can be, and often is, a full-time job. For many companies, hiring a full-time, qualified Controller can help alleviate many of the pressures placed on CEOs and other C-level executives. But is that always the best solution? What if there was a more strategic, more cost-effective way to […]

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